Fylde MP presses PM for action at Warton Enterprise Zone

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies urged the Prime Minister to ensure that the Government is pushing for investment in advanced manufacturing at the Warton Enterprise Zone. The Member of Parliament raised the issue with David Cameron during this week’s Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons and he agreed that enterprise zones provided Britain with the opportunity to increase investment from overseas. Mr Menzies said: “I thank the Prime Minister for his Government having designated Warton in my constituency as an enterprise zone, but may I ask... Read more »
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MP’s joy at move to protect land in Lytham

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies today welcomed news that councillors had voted to take responsibility for public open spaces in Lytham, to protect them from potential development. Mr Menzies first became involved in the issue when UK Asset Resolution (UKAR), the taxpayer-owned holding company which took on the three parcels of land on the Belfry estate following the collapse of Northern Rock, was planning to put them up for auction to the highest bidder, sparking concerns they may be bought by developers for housing. The Member of Parliament... Read more »
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Mark Menzies welcomes new mental health services

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has welcomed the opening of a new hospital which will provide state-of-the art mental health services on the Fylde coast. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Heather Tierney-Moore was handed the keys to the Harbour, on Preston New Road, during a ceremony this week. During the event, Mr Menzies was given a tour of the new facilities by trust chairman Derek Brown and told about the new in-patient and community services which will be available, particularly surrounding dementia. The Member of Parliament said:... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week I spoke at a debate in Parliament on the subject of shale gas and made some serious points to the Energy Minister about the regulation of the industry. This is a subject which I have raised regularly in the House of Commons and one which commands my full attention, due to the effect it could have on Fylde if two planning applications for sites at Roseacre Wood and Preston New Road are given the go-ahead by Lancashire County Council. During the debate I outlined my... Read more »
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MP: £365m radar contract will secure jobs at BAE Warton

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies today welcomed news that the Government had ordered state-of-the-art radar systems to be installed in Eurofighter Typhoons, helping secure highly-skilled jobs at BAE Systems in Warton. The £365m Captor E-Scan radar contract has been agreed by the four partner Eurofighter nations and will mean the aircraft has one of the most advanced radar systems in the world, providing a wider field of regard than any other combat aircraft available on the highly-competitive export market. Following the announcement, Mr Menzies said: “It is excellent... Read more »